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        China East Coast Sheet 1. From Mongchow to Hong Kong. Surveyed by Capt.n Sir E.Belcher, Comm.r Bate, Lieut. Gordon R.N., and Capt.n D.Ross I.N.

      1853 - London: Hydrographic Office of the Admiralty, 1853. Coloured. 495 x 650mm. 19th century French chart-seller's blue ink stamp under title. Tear in unprinted sea area expertly repaired. Sea chart of China from the island of Xiachuan Dao east to Hong Kong, surveyed by, among others, Edward Belcher, who is most famous for the first detailed map of Hong Kong, 1841 (the year before the island was ceded to Britain). He produced charts of all over the world for the Navy and also wrote accounts of his voyage around the world and an expedition to the Arctic. He ended his career in the navy as an Admiral.

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        Bauernhäuser im Achental.

      . Bleistift, auf gelblichem Velin, links unten bezeichnet, datiert und signiert "Achenthal 1853 F. Eisenlohr.". 21,5:32,6 cm.. Nach einer Italienreise 1827/28 wurde Eisenlohr 1832 Lehrer am Polytechnikum und 1853 Direktor der Bauschule in Karlsruhe. Im selben Jahr erschien sein Tafelwerk "Holzbauten des Schwarzwaldes". Bei der vorliegenden Zeichnung gilt des Zeichners Interesse in besonderem Maße den beiden Schwarzwälder Bauernhäusern, bei deren Errichtung Holz reichlich Verwendung fand. Möglicherweise besteht ein Zusammenhang zwischen diesem Tafelwerk und der Zeichnung.

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        Proof copy of Missa [quattuor vocum ad aequales concinente organo], the vocal parts (for Tenore I-II and Basso I-II) . Tenore I-II with a long autograph note in pencil by Franz Liszt, initialled "FL", and 32 autograph additions in the parts, with a few corrections in another hand

      [Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1853]. 4 parts, 11 pages each, quarto, engraved. Fine condition. Liszt's marks are additions to the parts regarding dynamics and agogics, as he states in his note: "I did not look through the parts in detail. I have full confidence in the very kind precision of your corrector. FL" ["Die einzelnen Stimmen habe ich nicht durchgeshen. Ich verlasse mich aber mit gänzlicher Zuversicht auf die sehr liebenswerthe Genauigkeit Ihres Correctors FL"]. Liszt's markings are important interpretative prescriptions he wanted to add to the already engraved work, perhaps as a result of a recent performance. These additions are capable of changing the musical sense in several places, since signs such as poco ritenuto -- a tempo," "rallentando," and "smozando" elucidate the musical structure. This Mass was originally composed in 1848 for the church of Szekszard in Hungary (the first draft without organ), and was dedicated to the Franciscan father Stanislaus Albach, a close friend of Liszt since his youth. The first performance however was not until August 15, 1852 in Weimar, on the occasion of the visit of Louis Napoléon, then President of the French Republic. Liszt had high consideration for this work, which uses Gregorian melodies in the Gloria and the Agnus Dei, and he published revised versions of it in in 1869 and 1870. This Mass represents fully Liszt's split religiosity "imposing on him," as he wrote to Princess Wittgenstein, a style which he knew would displease the ecclesiastical authorities.

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        Första Resa fran Cairo till Arabiska Öknen i April 1845. Fragment.

      Helsingfors (Helsinki), (S. Baranovskij for) J. Simelius, 1853.. 8vo. VII, (1), 126 pp., final blank f. With lithogr. map at the end of the volume; printed notes of a Bedouin melody within the text. Green half calf with contemp. marbled boards and giltstamped title to rebacked spine.. First edition, published posthumously. - Extremely rare account of Wallin's principal journey through Arabia, unknown to most bibliographers: "It was not until two years after his death", writes Henze, "that the report of his first (and most important) journey (performed in 1845, a year before the appearance of the first volume of Carl Ritter's 'Arabia') was published". This refers to the English "Narrative of a Journey from Cairo to Medina and Mecca", which was printed in the Journal of the Royal Geographical Society in 1854. In fact, an extensive account of the first leg of this highly significant journey was first given to the world in December 1853, but little more than a year after the author's passing. Of this Swedish-language book, edited by Berndt Otto Schauman, less than two dozen copies are known worldwide, 12 of which are in Finnish libraries (the remainder distributed throughout Sweden [4 copies], Germany [2 copies], Denmark, France, and the U.S.A. [a single copy each]). In contrast with the later JRGS publication, the present work includes an appendix rendering Arabic terms and phrases that occur throughout the text in the original language and script. - Like his more famous contemporary J. L. Burckhardt, Wallin was fluent in Arabic and, in local costume, was capable of passing for a scholarly sheikh. Indeed, the two explorers are often compared: "I see many points of resemblance between them, the same iron constitution, the same versatility, the same indomitable energy, the same imperturbable temper" (H. C. Rawlinson, quoted in Henze). Financially backed by his alma mater, the University of Helsinki, Wallin departed for the Middle East in 1843 and set out on his expeditions from Cairo under the name of Abd al-Wali. "In 1845, proceeding southeast across the wastelands of the Nafud Desert, he reached Ha'il then continued by force of circumstances southward to Medina and Mecca. From there he returned to Egypt" (Howgego). More precisely, he "moved eastwards from Wadi al-Araba, first touching upon the upper regions of Wadi Sirhan, then on to the oasis of Djuf ('Algawf') and crossed the central regions of Shammar, via Djobbah ('Gubbi'), the Great Nefud ('Nufood'), and Hail [...] Of Shammar and its inhabitants he provided the fullest account, unsurpassed by later travellers in its scholarly precision" (Henze). After his return to Europe in 1850, Wallin was made Professor of oriental languages at Helsingfors. His notes provide a detailed overview of the political and religious movements and the role of the different tribes in Palestine and especially in Saudi Arabia. - Stamped ownership "L. L. Cygnaeus, Helsingfors" to flyleaf. A fine, largely unbrowned copy. - K.-E. Henriksson (A Wallin Bibliography), in: Studia orientalia 17 (1952), p. 13-16, at p. 13. OCLC 551923531. Cf. Macro 2262. Howgego II (1800-50), W12, p. 627. Henze V, 452 (all citing only the 1854 JRGS publication). Cf. Fück 198 (mentioning the journey). Not in Gay or Ibrahim-Hilmy.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Autograph letter signed.

      "Tavistock House", i. e. London, 24. IV. 1853.. 8vo. 2 pp. With autograph envelope.. To Major Lake: "My difficulty about Friday, is, that I am not sure when my Scotch friend departs from Edinburgh, but I rather think he will not go until Saturday at the earliest [...] I think our only course is, to trust to our better fortune - autumn - and India! Or possibly you may find yourself near Boulogne in the course of the summer [...]". - Folded into envelope with Dickens's monogram in blue within a blue buckler on the flap, the envelope with the embossed supplier's name ("J. SMITH Inventor and Patentee"), addressed ("Major Lake/9 Charles Street/ St.James's"), and signed in the lower left corner by Dickens, postmarked 21st. (sic) April, 1853. The stamp has been removed from the envelope, otherwise all in very good condition. - The editors of the Dickens Collected Correspondence suggest that the recipient might have been Major Edward John Lake (1823-1877) of the Bengal Engineers, a supposition vindicated by Dickens's reference to India in the above. His 'Scotch' guest was John Gordon, a radical Scottish lawyer, who was known to have been in London at that time. This letter was written during the serial publication of Bleak House, the April issue (Part XIV) comprising chapters 43 to 46.

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        Recueil de 18 articles et mémoires sur le choléra parus entre 1853 et 1877 EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris,|Liège: Delahaye, Masson, Etc., 1853. Fine. Delahaye, Masson, Etc., Paris, Liège 1853, fort in 8 (16x22cm), Un Vol. relié. - first editions of these autograph dedication of the authors and memories. Half green sweatband. Smooth back with pieces of black titles. Rubbing on spine and jaw. Edges and corners with missing paper. Very interesting and remarkable meeting of platelets on cholera, relating the numerous epidemics, including those of 1865 and 1866, and the battle that medicine engaged against this disease. - Asiatic cholera. Its nature and treatment J. Quaissac. Montpellier and Paris. Coulet and Baillère. 1875 20pp. - Cholera in the hospital Cochin (1865). Clinical study by Bourneville. Paris. Delahaye. 1873 48pp. - Cholera is contagious? by Dr. Stanski. Paris. Baillère. 1866 45pp. - From the 1865 cholera epidemic in the hospital Laribosière observed by Dr. EA Langronne. Paris. Parent. 1866 73pp. autograph dedication of the author on p. fake title. - Historical note on outbreaks of arrondissemnt Clermont followed by a report on the epidemic Mezel. Year 1866 By Dr. Nivet. Clermont-Ferrand. F. Thibaud. 1869 20pp. - Memory on the Asian cholera morbus. Desciption of the galleys of Brest relation to an outbreak of cholera that prevailed at this in 1849 ... By Marcellin Duval. Paris, Brest. Baillère. 1853 84pp. A leaflet table. - Research on the nosology and treatment of epidemic cholera seen in its forms and secondary symptoms (epidemics of 1835 and 1866) by Dr. Besnier. Paris. Delahaye. 1877 192pp. autograph dedication of the author. - What you think of cholera in the medical world. Current status of this question by Dr. L. Corréger. Paris. Noblet. 1866 32pp. - Condoms and remedies of cholera within the reach of everyone by P. Poggioli. Paris. Baillère and son. 1866 39pp. Article repeated 2 times. - Some considerations on the general treatment of cholera by Mr. Davreux. Liège. Carmanne. 1869 17pp. Article repeated 2 times. - Statistics annotated cholera deaths in the district of madness-Méricourt (eleventh district) during the two years 1865 and 1866 by Dr. Gery father. 16pp. No title page. - Contribution to the study of thermometry in cholera (seen at Paris in 1873 epidemic) by Dr. H. Gripat. Angers. 1876 30pp. 4 tables flyers. - Cholera. Invasiveness and means condoms Felix Boureau. Paris. Delahaye. 1868 47pp. - Study on cholera by Dr. Nicaise. Paris. Baillère. 1868 45pp. - Instructions on conservation measures taken in Batna (Algeria) during the 1867 cholera and outcomes by EI Dukerley. Paris. Delahaye. 1868 69pp. A folding map. Relationship of the cholera epidemic of 1865 in the Saint-Antoine Hospital by Dr. C. Decori. Paris. Delahaye. 1866 91pp. - Infinitely small encountered in cholera patients. Etiology, prevention, treatment with cholera had micrographic plates by G. Danet. Paris. Delahaye. 1873 159pp. 7 pl. - Note on the treatment of cholera in a division of the charity office compared to cholera treatment in civil hospitals in Paris by Dr. C. Pinel. Meeting of 15 November 1866, 31pp. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Editions originales de ces articles et mémoires. Demi Basane verte. Dos lisse avec pièces de titres noirs. Frottements aux coiffes et mors. Bordures et coins avec manques de papier. Très intéressante et remarquable réunion de plaquettes sur le choléra, relatant les nombreuses épidémies, notamment celles de 1865 et 1866, et le combat que la médecine engagea contre cette maladie. - Choléra asiatique. Sa nature et son traitement par J. Quaissac. Montpellier et Paris. Coulet et Baillère. 1875. 20pp. - Le choléra à l'hopital Cochin (1865). Etude clinique par Bourneville. Paris. Delahaye. 1873. 48pp. - Le choléra est-il contagieux ? par le dr Stanski. Paris. Baillère. 1866. 45pp. - Du choléra épidémique de 1865 observé à l'hopital Laribosière par le dr E.A Langronne . Paris. Parent. 1866. 73pp. Envoi de l'auteur sur la p. de faux titre. - Notice historique sur les épidémies de l'arrondissemnt de Clermont suivi d'un rapport sur l'épidémie de Mezel. Année 1866. Par le dr Nivet. Clermont-Ferrand. F. Thibaud. 1869. 20pp. - Mémoire sur le choléra morbus asiatique. Desciption du bagne de Brest, relation d'une épidémie de choléra qui a régné dans cet établissement en 1849... Par Marcellin Duval. Paris, brest. Baillère. 1853. 84pp. Un tableau dépliant. - Recherches sur la nosographie et le traitement de choléra épidémique considéré dans ses formes et ses accidents secondaires (épidémies de 1835 et 1866) par le Dr Besnier. Paris. Delahaye. 1877. 192pp. Envoi de l'auteur. - Ce qu'on pense du choléra dans le monde médical. Etat actuel de cette question par le dr L. Corréger. Paris. Noblet. 1866. 32pp. - Préservatifs et remèdes du choléra à la portée de tout le monde par P. Poggioli. Paris. Baillère et fils. 1866. 39pp. Article répété 2 fois. - Quelques considérations sur la thérapeutique générale du choléra par M. Davreux. Liège. Carmanne. 1869. 17pp. Article répété 2 fois. - Statistique annotée des décès cholériques du quartier de la folie-Méricourt (XIe arrondissement) pendant les deux années 1865 et 1866 par le Dr Géry père. 16pp. Sans page de titre. - Contribution à l'étude de la thermométrie dans le choléra (épidémie observée à Paris en 1873) par le Dr H. Gripat. Angers. 1876. 30pp. 4 tableaux dépliants. - Choléra. Mode de propagation et moyens préservatifs par Félix Boureau. Paris. Delahaye. 1868. 47pp. - Etude sur le choléra par le docteur Nicaise. Paris. Baillère. 1868. 45pp. - Notice sur les mesures de préservation prises à Batna (Algérie) pendant le choléra de 1867 et sur leurs résultats par E. I. Dukerley. Paris. Delahaye. 1868. 69pp. Une carte dépliante. Relation de l'épidémie de choléra de 1865 à l'hôpital Saint-Antoine par le Dr C. Decori. Paris. Delahaye. 1866. 91pp. - Des infiniment petits rencontrés chez les cholériques. Etiologie, prophylaxie et traitement eu choléra avec planches micrographiques par G. Danet. Paris. Delahaye. 1873. 159pp. 7 pl. - Notice sur le traitement du choléra dans une division du bureau de bienfaisance comparé au traitement du choléra dans les hôpitaux civils de Paris par le Dr C. Pinel. Séance du 15 novembre 1866. 31pp.

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        Histoire de Napoléon II roi de Rome, d'après les docuements officiels et les meilleurs renseignements -

      B. Renault 1853 -, Paris - 1 volume. In-12 144 pp. Reliure d'époque plein maroquin vert. Dos à nerfs orné. triple filet doré sur les plats avec l'emblème de Napoléon III (aigle couronné piétinant un foudre) au centre. Tranches doreés. Très bel exemplaire. Ex-libris du docteur Lucien Graux. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Recept Buch für Matilde Lehmann in Liebemuehl. 1853

      Liebemuehl, Prussia, 1853. 20.5 x 17 cm, 140 pages. Text in German. In one neat hand. A cookery book created for Matilde Lehmann of Milomlyn, Poland, formally Liebemuehl in the Province of Prussia. Contains two hundred eighty-six food recipes scaled for household use and partially indexed at the front. Written in narrative form, the recipes include a wide variety of desserts such as puddings, cakes, and torts as well as instructions for various dumplings and soups. The majority of recipes are annotated in red ink with either a backslash, X, or circle. Catchwords are also consistent throughout text. Title page is inscribed in blue ink with the name Jeanette Danielowski. Along edge of page eighty-four appears "R. Danielowski 1860 Auguste Lehmann 186[0?]" It is probable that this cookbook emigrated from Prussia to the United States. Immigration records show a Matilde Lehmann arriving to the US in 1886 circa age forty-one to forty-seven. Genealogical records indicate an Auguste (born in 1836) marrying into Lehmann family and a daughter Auguste Lehmann born in Prussia in 1860. In faded and worn blue wrappers, edges are chipped throughout. Pages seventy-nine through ninety-two have become disbound from wrapper. There is insect damage to pages ninety-three through ninety-six and margin deterioration to pages one hundred-seventeen through one hundred-forty; the text is minimally affected. Otherwise very good.

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        PAUL ET VIRGINIE . Suivi de LA CHAUMIERE INDIENNE par BERNARDIN de SAINT PIERRE, précédé d'une Notice Historique sur Bernardin de SAINT PIERRE par M.C.A. SAINTE BEUVE.

      Paris Furne Libraire Editeur 1853, In - 4 relié plein maroquin marron, dos trés orné à cinq nerfs soulignés de pointillés dorés, lieu et date dorés en queue, plats richement décorés de larges fleurons d'angle et en bordures, large bande d'encadrement de filets dorés, filets dorés sur les coupes, large dentelle intérieure en encadrement des contreplats, gardes de tissu à petites fleurs, toutes tranches dorées, couverture et dos conservés. Superbe reliure en parfait état signée PAGNANT au bas du 1° contre plat. Rarissime exemplaire impirmé sur papier vert, non rogné. XL + 330 pages. Avec emboitage. Bien complet de la carte de l'ILE DE FRANCE (Ile MAURICE) dressée par H. DUFOUR, datée 1836 et gravée par DYONNET, en couleurs. 7 portraits hors texte gravés sur acier, sur papier blanc : BERNARDIN DE SAINT PIERRE par LAFITTE - MARGUERITE par JOHANNOT - MADAME DE LA TOUR par JOHANNOT - VIRGINIE par JOHANNOT - PAUL par JOHANNOT - LE DOCTEUR par MEISSONIER - LA JEUNE BRAMINE par JOHANNOT. Vignettes sur bois dans le texte et hors texte. Les pages 303 à 330 contiennent la FLORE qui compléte l'ouvrage. Superbe exemplaire dans une magnifique reliure de PAGNANT.

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        Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology

      London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly,, 1853. 3 volumes, octavo (227 x 140 mm). Contemporary red morocco, raised bands, titles to compartments gilt, all edges gilt, decorative rolls to turn-ins gilt, marbled endpapers. Illustrated with numerous wood engravings in text. Near contemporary gift inscription to front flyleaf of Volume I, bookplate to front pastedown of Volumes II and III. Extremities slightly darkened, corners a touch bumped and worn, margins of text blocks lightly toned. An excellent set. Attractively bound set of this work, originally published in 1842.

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        Bleak House

      London: Bradbury and Evans,, 1853. With illustrations by H. K. Browne. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt, decoration to spine and boards in blind, yellow coated endpapers. Frontispiece, vignette title-page, and 38 engraved plates (including 10 "dark" plates) by H. K. Browne. Small unmarked envelope pasted onto rear free endpaper. Neat repair to rear joint, spine faded to light brown, plates oxidised as usual. A very good copy. First edition in book form, with the issue points listed by Smith, Colonial issue with the imprint "Sydney, W. R. Piddington" pasted at foot of spine and the eight pages of Bradbury and Evans's advertisements at the end as described by Carr. From the library of Australian politician John Lane Mullins (1857?-1939), founder of the Australian Ex Libris Society and the Australian Limited Editions Society. With Mullins's armorial bookplate to the front pastedown, facing a woodcut bookplate which reads: "John Lane Mullins M. A. gave this book to St Sophia's Library".

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      Paris: Eugène Didier, 1853. Fine. Eugène Didier, Paris 1853, 9,5x15,5cm, relié. - Second edition partly original because increased two poems. Bound in black half shagreen, spine decorated with four bands triple gilded boxes, frames two cold nets on flat black cardboard guards and contreplats paper bowl, contemporary binding. Rare autograph dedication signed by the author "To my friend Valve ...". Some spots. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Deuxième édition en partie originale car augmentée de deux poèmes. Reliure en demi chagrin noir, dos à quatre nerfs ornée de triples caissons dorés, encadrements de deux filets à froid sur les plats de cartonnage noir, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, reliure de l'époque. Rare envoi autographe signé de Théophile Gautier "A mon ami Clapet...". Quelques rousseurs.

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        First Lady Jane Pierce writes to her niece, referencing the tragic death of her son and loss of faith that defined her entire period as First Lady: "The Spoiler has marked them for his prey" and mentioning that the President "Your Uncle since his return from New York has been on the whole better than before that ?"

      Washington, DC, July 2 [1853]. 4" x 6.75". "Black-bordered Autograph Letter Signed ""J M Pierce"" as First Lady, 7 pages, 4"" x 6.75"", front and verso, on conjoined sheets. Their third son, Benjamin (1841-1853), was killed in a train accident in January 1853 as he and his parents were on their way to Washington for the presidential inauguration, hence this letter is black-bordered. In part, ""My thoughts often go to you in my heart yearnings for the dear departed. I believe it is an involuntary desire for true sympathy, and to give out that wh. I receive - a sort of answer to the feeling, 'was there ever a sorrow like unto my sorrow' ... Did you see the account of Prof. Nyman's loss in the papers? Those poor parents, how like (especially to mine) were the circumstances of their desolation [they also lost their only child, a son] - God help them and us dear Anne to raise their hearts and hopes to Him - I cannot think you will accomplish what you were thinking of - it would pain you more than it would give you comfort - Their sweet precious faces and forms that we have loved and watched and cherished with so much care are no longer ours - The Spoiler has marked them for his prey, as he did with ours ...""Her husband, President Franklin Pierce, had gone to New York City for the opening of the Crystal Palace for an Industrial Exhibition on July 14, 1853, He returned to Washington on July 16th. The First Lady continues, in part, ""Your Uncle since his return from New York has been on the whole better than before that - A slight indisposition he had wh. Induced him to keep his bed a little later than usual one morning was the foundation of the newspaper report - I believe when there is a want of other news, he has to suffer for it ..."" In a Special Dispatch, The New York Daily Times had reported on June 22, 1853, ""The President has been quite ill for two days past ... I learn at the White House, to-night, that his health is improving ... The President's Mansion is very unhealthy at this season of the year..."" She concludes, ""Mr. Pierce would send love if he knew I were writing ..."" A complete transcript of Mrs. Pierce's letter can be read in the images accompanying this description. Ex-Walter R. Benjamin Autographs."

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      1853 - Materia: Xilografía en color japonesa, original del siglo XIX. Publicación:1853. Descripción visual:Estampa de teatro kabuki de un enfrentamiento en la nieve, con un hombre hostil levantando su espada y preparadopara atacar a los Samuráis de la izquierda. El Samurai se lanza hacia delante mientras saca su espada, preparándose para contraatacar. La cortesana de la derecha mira sobre su hombro con una sonrisa. Una estatua de una deidad budista cae al suelo detrás de ellos, domina el hermoso paisaje de invierno. Una escena de kabuki intrigante con sombreado bokashi en el cielo oscuro. Dimensiones:Tríptico, cada plancha 36 x 25 cm. Las dos planchas, 36 x 75 cm. Técnica:Xilografía en color (el dibujo se crea con planchas de madera) Ukiyo-e. Conservación:Buen estado. PSS1

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      Imprenta de José María Riu 1853 - Urgel. Imprenta de José María Riu. 1853-1855. Holandesa con puntas. 22X16. 3 Primeros años, desordenados. 66 Numeros. Muy raro ejemplar. Ref 4.4 Biblioteca AD. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Sacramento: Published at the Daily Union Office, 1853.. 13pp. (eleven of them with crudely handcolored illustrations) followed by [2]pp. of ads. Original pictorial salmon-colored wrappers. Wrappers stained and quite worn, with several tears at edges. Bookplate on inner front wrapper, early ownership signature at head of front wrapper. Text leaves with some tears at edges, but none affecting text or illustrations. A worn but overall good copy. In a cloth chemise and slipcase. A classic of Gold Rush satire, being among the earliest published works of humorist Alonzo Delano, and iconic Gold Rush artist Charles Nahl. The project was initiated by the SACRAMENTO UNION, which hired Delano and Nahl to produce the work, which also appeared in the July 4, 1853 edition of the paper. Delano, who often wrote under the name "Old Block," emphasizes the loneliness, exhaustion, and dashed hopes of the miner, and Nahl's sketches perfectly reinforce the tone of the work. The story ends well, however, with the miner striking gold and returning home to his loving family in Maine. Charles Nahl and his brother, Arthur, came to the United States from Germany in 1849, and arrived in California the following year. Charles, the "Cruikshank of California," was the superior artist, and his illustrations of Gold Rush scenes are highly lauded. Hamilton says that Nahl's illustrations "depicting the life of the miner in the days of the gold rush are extraordinarily good...he was an excellent interpreter of the humor and pathos of early California life." The ads tout the several publications of the SACRAMENTO UNION. Kurutz notes blue-green pictorial wrappers, while ours are salmon-colored. A "third edition" also appeared in 1853, which presumes that there was also a second edition, though Kurutz never located one. KURUTZ 179a. COWAN, p.163. GREENWOOD 382. ROCQ 6043. STREETER SALE 2736. NORRIS CATALOGUE 949. HOWELL 50:410 & 50:1516. SABIN 49214. HAMILTON, EARLY AMERICAN BOOK ILLUSTRATORS AND WOOD ENGRAVERS I, p. xli; item 1109. WHEAT GOLD RUSH 57 (note).

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        Types d'Architecture Gothique empruntes Aux Edifices Les Plus Remarquable Construits En Angleterre Pendant Les XII, XIII, XIV, XV, Et XVI Siecles, et representes En Plans, Elevations, Coupes Et Details Geometraux, Etc.

      J. Baudry, Paris & Liege 1853 - [2], IV, 76, 96, 74 pages in text. Folio, 34 x 24.5 cm. Total of 225 plates. The first volume contains extensive plans and drawings to scale for the Colleges at Oxford -- Madeleine, Merton, Balliol, Nouveau, Ames, St. John, Brazennose. Text in French translated by L. Delobel.Other gothic structure throughout England noted by Shires. WHO'S WHO IN ARCHITECTURE p.262. "As a designer of flat pattern, as an ornamentalist, as a designer of furniture and metalwork Pugin has few peers in any period of English design history." Interior contents clean and fresh, two backstrip heads nicked, partly unopened. Loose as issued in greeen buckram marbled board portfolio with manuscript spine labels. Board and cloth portfolios with green cloth ties intact. Very good. 3 vols [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Pride and Prejudice

      London: W. Tweedie,, [1853]. 2 volumes in one, duodecimo (136 x 93 mm). Original patterned green cloth, titles to spine gilt. Frontispiece and title page vignette. Ownership signature to front pastedown. Extremities lightly rubbed and bumped, spine ends and corners worn, endpapers tanned, light spotting to text block. A very good copy. First Tweedie edition.

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        Discoveries in the Ruins of Nineveh and Babylon; with Travels in Armenia, Kurditan and the Desert: being the result of a second expedition undertaken for the Trustees of the British Museum.

      John Murray, 1853 - Folding frontis. + xxiii + 686 pp. + 2 pp. 'adverts.' with over 200 woodcut illus. & 13 plates, 2 folding maps + 2pp. of advertisements, thick 8vo. Hardback. (Expertly rebacked, retaining most of the original blind-embossed cloth; heavy foxing from prelims to the folding frontispiece & last 2 pages of adverts). Layard dedicated this work to 'The Right Honorable The Earl of Granville' and it is this particular volume that is inscribed (in ink) at the half-title in Layard's hand: "The Earl Granville from the Author." A nice copy in the publisher's cloth (depicting a human-headed winged bull) with gilt-lettering. Also, on the free front flyleaf is to be found "Sum Wilfredi Granville liber." There are two signatures of later owners to be found at the front endpapers. A splendid association copy. FIRST EDITION. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Testimonial to George Tinline, Esq. [caption title]

      no date or imprint, but likely, [Adelaide?] 1853 - Duodecimo, 24 pp., worn at old folds, last two leaves with small loss; otherwise very good in modern tan half calf. Very rare printed account of a grand dinner organised for George Tinline, then acting Manager of the South Australian Banking Company. The event was described in the press as the largest private dinner party that had ever been given in South Australia.'Tinline was acting manager in the economic crisis of 1851-53 when his bank faced collapse' (ADB), and his bold actions not only saved the Bank of South Australia, but led directly to a boom in its stocks. In 1853 a public dinner was held, and this pamphlet prints the text of a testimonial printed in the contemporary South Australian newspapers.Its publication is a bit of a mystery. Ferguson knew two different issues of the 1889 issue, but this much more modest 24pp. pamphlet seems more likely to be an offprint of the newspaper report printed in Adelaide in 1853, and certainly has the physical characteristics of works of that date.

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        Sea Nile, the Desert, and Nigritia:

      London: published by the Author,, 1853. Travels in Company with Captain Peel, R.N. 1851-1852 … With Thirteen Arabic Songs, as Sung by the Egyptian Sailors on the Nile. Octavo. Original brown cloth, title gilt to the spine, elaborate panels with large palmette corner-pieces in blind to the boards, cream surface-paper endpapers. Wood-engraved frontispiece of the homra tree. A little rubbed on the boards, spine sunned and with some , lower board detaching contents lightly toned. First edition, uncommon. Churi claimed to have been trained at the "congregation of Propaganda in Rome from 1842 to 18492. He was subsequently in London where he taught Arabic, Latin, Italian and Hebrew". Among his pupils was Captain William Peel, third son of Sir Robert Peel, who had been planning an expedition into the interior of Africa, and "proposed to Churi that they should make a short tour to Egypt, Mount Sinai, Jerusalem, Nazareth, and Syria. They left England on 20 October, and were back by 20 February 1851. On 20 August following they left on the longer and more serious journey. They went up the Nile, across the desert to Khartoum, and on to al-'Ubayd, where they suffered a severe attack of fever and ague. Peel returned to England early in January" (ODNB). Both men wrote accounts of their experiences during this second trip, Peel in A Ride through the Nubian Desert (1852) and Churi in the present work.

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        A series of sketches in the Black Sea

      [London]: "Dickinson Bros., Her Majesty's publishers, n.d.". [ca. 1853]. "First edition, oblong folio, 13 hand-colored lithograph plates consisting of two large folding panoramas (the first in 3 panels measuring 14½ x 58½"" and the second in 4 panels measuring 14½ x 79½""), and 11 plates on 9 sheets each measuring 14½"" x 22"", (2 with 2 views); no text save for the original brown printed wrappers, worn and with breaks at the fold. Apparently issued in 3 parts, but in this copy, as in both the Abbey and the Atabey copies, ""Part 2"" has been amended in ink to read ""Part 2 & 3."" Likely Part 3 was never completed as such. The price on each of the wrappers states ""21s. plain - 31s 6d colored."" Hyde served in the Crimea; he was killed in 1854 while storming a Russian fort on the Black Sea. Very rare. OCLC locates only the copies at Vassar and Brown and the only copy at auction since 1976 was the Atabey copy which brought £28,680 in 2002. Abbey 234 (tinted only). Atabey, 924. Atabey Sale, 904. "

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        Primkenau: " Schloss Primkenau von der Wiese aus S.W. Lithographie von W. Heuer nach Dr.F.H. Germar 1854 ". Druck von Charles Fuchs.

      Grassmann, Hamburg - Kreidelithographie mit floraler Umrandung aus dem Album: " Die neuerbaute Residenz Sr. Hochfürstlichen Durchlaucht des Herzogs zu Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg bei Primkenau in Nieder-Schlesien." ( Schloß Primkenau wurde 1853 vom Herzog Christian zu Schleswig-Holstein-Augustenburg (1798-1869, Geburtsort der späteren Kaiserin Auguste Viktoria - der Frau Wilhelms II.) erworben ). Bildgröße: 15 x 23 cm / Blattgröße: 29 x 36 cm. Das Blatt mit Erhaltungsmängeln: Etwas stockfleckig sowie im weißen Außenrand angestaubt und fleckig, ein Einriß am unteren Rand, einige handschriftliche Anmerkungen von alter Hand auf dem unteren Rand. - sehr selten - ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available )

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        Bleak House

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 1853., 1853. FIRST EDITION. First Issue, with all three typographical errors present: p. 19, line 6: "elgble"; p. 209, line 23: "chair" instead of "hair"; and p. 275, line 22: "counsinship" instead of "cousinship." Octavo. pp. xvi, 624. With 39 illustrations by Phiz, including frontispiece. In half navy morocco with raised bands and gilt titles to spine. Green shot-silk-effect boards; all edges marbled. Light green end papers. Moderate shelf wear, with slight bumping to bottom corners. Occasional spotting around plates, otherwise a clean and crisp copy in a solid attractive binding. Dickens's indictment of the British legal system, made memorable by the fascinating and bizarre array of characters that kens draws into the saga of Jarndyce v. Jarndyce.

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        General Chart of the Mediterranean Sea Including the Gulf of Venice, Archipelago and Part of the Black Sea with the Steam Packet Routes

      London: James Wyld, Geographer to Her Majesty, Charing Cross East, 1853. Very Good condition (only a little light soil) SEE PHOTOS. This huge detailed map of the Mediterranean Islands measures 99.5cm by 54cm when unfolded. The image itself is 93.5cm by 47.5cm. There is a finely engraved view of the entrance of Gibraltar Bay in the lower left corner. The map is a linen-backed copper engraving with original hand coloring. The map has handsome marbled paper endsheets and when folded-up measures 18cm by 12.5cm. SEE PHOTOS. Published by James Wyld, Geographer to Her Majesty, Charing Cross East, London. A New General Atlas of Modern Geography Consisting of a Complete Collection of Maps of the Four Quarters of the Globe; Delineating their Physical Features and Coloured to Show the Limits of Their Respective States [1853].. First Edition. Linen-backed hand-colored map. Very Good condition. 99.5cm by 54cm when unfolded. Great Packaging, Fast Shipping.

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        Civilisation et barbarie. Moeurs, coutumes, caracteres des peuples argentins. Facundo Quiroga et Aldao. Par Domingo F. Sarmiento. Traduit de l'espagnol et enrichi de notes par A. Giraud enseigne de vaisseau

      Arthus Bertrand editeur 1853 In 16, pp. XLVI + 384. Br. ed. con restauri. Edizione originale della traduzione francese di quelllo che viene considerato uno dei pi? importanti libri per la storia argentina mai pubblicati. L'edizione originale spagnola risale al 1845 ed ? strutturata attraverso un insieme di storia sociale, finzione, biografia attraverso il quale Sarmiento cerca di spiegare il trionfo della barbarie sulla civilt? in Argentina. L'autore fu presidente dell'Argentina dal 1868 al 1874. Precedentemente aveva viaggiato molto in Europa e Stati Uniti. ITA

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        Bleak House

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 1853., 1853. FIRST EDITION. First Issue, with all three typographical errors present: p. 19, line 6: "elgble"; p. 209, line 23: "chair" instead of "hair"; and p. 275, line 22: "counsinship" instead of "cousinship." Octavo. pp. xvi, 624. With 39 illustrations by Phiz, including frontispiece. In half navy morocco with raised bands and gilt titles to spine. Green shot-silk-effect boards; all edges marbled. Light green end papers. Moderate shelf wear, with slight bumping to bottom corners. Occasional spotting around plates, otherwise a clean and crisp copy in a solid attractive binding. Dickens's indictment of the British legal system, made memorable by the fascinating and bizarre array of characters that kens draws into the saga of Jarndyce v. Jarndyce.

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        New York: Its Upper Ten and Lower Million

      Cincinnati: H.M. Rulison, 1853. First edition. [iii]-xvi, 21-284 pp., + [10] pp. catalog. 8vo. Later maroon buckram, contents foxed, bookplate; very good. First edition. [iii]-xvi, 21-284 pp., + [10] pp. catalog. 8vo. In NEW YORK Lippard launched "attacks on family concentrations of wealth, on slavery, and on an alleged attempt by Roman Catholics to infiltrate American schools and governments" (Reynolds, p. 23) George Lippard (1822-1854) was a close friend of Poe and founder of the Brotherhood of the Union, an early labor union. His popular fiction, which "represented the wildly subversive underside of the antebellum literary scene" (ANB) is often divided between the "city mysteries" (THE QUAKER CITY), and mythologized retellings of American history (WASHINGTON AND HIS GENERALS). He died of tuberculosis at 31. BAL 11796; Wright II: 1557; Reynolds, GEORGE LIPPARD, p. 134

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        The Paradise Lost of Milton

      London: Printed for Henry Washbourne & Co.,, 1853. Small quarto (273 x 177 mm). Contemporary brown half hard-grain morocco, richly gilt spine, purple cloth sides, all edges gilt, yellow coated endpapers. 24 mezzotint plates by John Martin, with tissue guards intact. Binding a little rubbed, sides patchily faded, occasional foxing to margins of plates, otherwise a very good copy, clean and with rich impressions of the plates. First published in a large quarto edition in 1825-27 and in the present format in 1827; this edition is uncommon: Copac records only 2 copies (Cambridge, Oxford), and OCLC adds a further 14. "The apocalyptic romanticism of [Martin's] conceptions had many sources: the monumental buildings of London, the engravings of Piranesi, the many recently published volumes of eastern views, even incandescent gas, coalpit accidents, and Brunel's new Thames Tunnel. The resulting illustrations may be heterogeneous, but they are also unforgettable" (Gordon Ray, The Illustrator and the Book in England, pp. 44-45). William Feaver, in ODNB, notes that "mezzotint is a medium peculiarly suited to Manichaean fantasies: the black void of the prepared plate, blackness scraped away to create forms and highlights. Paradise Lost... was ideal material for Martin, who echoed Milton's solemnity while opening out his cadences in the imagery of groves and chases bathed in silvery light and an underworld where fires tongue the darkness and bridges span nothingness and Satan's armies infest the gloom. In mezzotint Martin's vision thrived".

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        Oeuvres de Rabelais

      Second edition (the first was published by Bry in 1853), illustrated with a portrait of the author and 60 boards inset plate under curve, our copy, one copy on laid 200 Holland paper van Gelder, the only ones present a frontispiece representing the author and planks glued on paper of China.First printing of 60 illustrated boards inset and 614 headers, cul-de-lamp and thumbnail. 98 illustrations are taken from the edition of Bry and 7 other "Tales comical."Binders of the time in full red morocco signed JB Pingot, Jansenists back with five nerves, double net gilded on the cuts and caps, wide gold lace framing of contreplats, double guards made paper, all edges gilt.Superb copy of one of the most beautiful books illustrated by Gustave Doré, on large paper luxuriously prepared in full red morocco. Garnier Frères Paris 1873 31x43cm 2 volumes reliés

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        RECOLLECTIONS OF A THREE YEARS' RESIDENCE IN CHINA:IncludingPeregrinations in Spain, Morocco, Egypt, India, Australia & and New Zealand.

      AN EARLY PRIMARY ACCOUNT OF CHINA, HONG KONG, FORMOSA &c.London 1853, - Bentley. Red blind stamped cloth, 380p., with acolored lithographic frontis, very good. S C A R C E Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        In his best literary style, the creator of Rip Van Winkle and Sleepy Hollow recalls a journey taken forty years earlier - "It was the dead of winter, our destination Marthas Vineyard! ? I was ushered into the parlour ? Beside the fireplace sat a tall odd looking personage in misty black ?"

      Sunnyside, December 17, 1853. 5.25" x 8". "Autograph Letter Signed ""Washington Irving,"" 3 pages, 5.25"" x 8"", front & verso on two conjoined sheets. Sunnyside, December 17, 1853. To John Tucker Prince, Esqr. Folds. Portion torn away at right edge of third page, about 3.5"" x 0.5"", removing a few words and letters from the end of ten lines which are below in [brackets]. Mounting remnants on verso of third page. Good condition.In part, ""You ask for some anecdote of a journey I made with your father Captain Prince, about forty years since. It is a long time to look back but I recollect something that occurred just before we set out. It was the dead of winter, our destination Marthas Vineyard! - Something equal to the North Pole. I called at your fathers in a sleigh and was ushered into the parlour where I was kindly recieved by your mother who had a child or two about her; probably yourself for one. Beside the fireplace sat a tall odd looking personage in misty black who made me a very formal salutation. He sat gazing intently at me while I was conversing with your mother and at length delivered himself of some very erudite and sententious truisms ...""In the course of my expedition with your [father] we crossed from the mainland to Marthas Vin[yard] in an open boat in another moist weather. [While] warming ourselves at a public house near the landing a tall lank fellow came in from fishing or boating, with a woe begone face an[d] dripping like a Mer man. He took off a Stov[e] hat soaking wet, that being about his head like the ears of an elephant and giving a whisk wi[th] it that nearly put out the fire just beginning to kindle 'I wish I was cleverly dead!"" cried he. 'I don?t care how cleverly you die, my friend replied your father, 'but I'd thank you not to kill the fire.' It was during this expedition that I gave your father the razors you speak of; which, however keen they may be, were nothing to compare in keenness to the wintery blasts we encountered ...""Boston antiquarian John Tucker Prince (1806-1891) was the son of Capt. Samuel Prince."

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        [Op. 115]. Manfred Dramatisches Gedicht in drei Abtheilungen von Lord Byron mit Musik... Op. 115. Klavierauszug... Pr. 3 Thaler. [Piano-vocal score]

      Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel [PN 8600]. [October 1853]. Folio. Half black calf with textured cloth boards, raised bands on spine in compartments gilt. 1f. (title), 1f. (contents), 12 (cast list and poem in German translation), 3-53, [i] (blank) pp. Title lithographed, text of poem typeset, music engraved. Contemporary owner's signature: "Auguste Langhans," in ink to foot of front free endpaper and lower right corner of title. Blindstamp to upper right corner of rear endpaper: "Buchbinderei von JGA Peper Neue Groningerstr. 7 Hamburg." Boards slightly worn and rubbed, endpaper slightly stained and foxed. Very slightly foxed; small oval publisher's handstamp to foot of title. A very good copy on high- quality paper. . First Edition. Hofmann p. 251 (dated "November 1853"). McCorkle p. 491 (as IVe). Hoboken 15, 202 (incorrectly dated "1852"; with wrappers). Schumann set the poem in a German translation by Karl Adolf Suckow (1802-1847). The overture to Manfred was first performed in Weimar on March 14th 1852; the incidental music to the poem was introduced three months later in Leipzig. While the overture is a staple concert piece, the remainder of the music is seldom performed.

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        Bleak House

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 1853 Illustrated with 40 plates by Hablot K. Browne ("Phiz"), including 10 "dark plates." First edition, first printing, bound from the publisher's parts. Finely bound in three-quarter dark green polished calf and green marbled boards, with five raised bands to the spine, contrasting black title label lettered in gilt to the spine, ruled in blind and gilt, teal marbled endpapers. Very good or better, with rubbing to the boards and corners, tiny split to the rear hinge at the spine tail, spine lightly starting inside the covers but secure, otherwise sturdy binding, former owner's book plate to the front pastedown, bright plates lacking the usual toning and spotting, a few minor spots to the endpapers and scattered throughout the otherwise fresh text. Overall, a bright and attractive copy in a lovely binding. Smith I 10. Similar to most of Dickens' works, Bleak House, his ninth novel, was originally published serially in nineteen monthly installments in a total of twenty parts (one double issue) from March 1852 - September 1853. Often regarded as one of Dickens' finest novels, Bleak House follows the long-running Court of Chancey case Jarndyce v. Jarndyce, a complicated lawsuit that involves almost every class of English society, and heavily criticizes the moral shortcomings of the British judicial system. With Bleak House, illustrator Browne continued his experimental use of dark plates, of which there are ten - a significant increase from the singular dark plates in his preceding two novels Dombey and Son (1848) and David Copperfield (1850). Additionally, Browne continued the use of horizontal illustrations in Bleak House, another technique he began with Dombey, with almost half of the illustrations being in this layout. A Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone.. Illus. by Browne, Hablot Knight. 1st Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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      BLEAK HOUSECharles Dickens; 1853; First Edition, 1st Issue, Original Parts; London, Bradbury and Evans; Rebound Leather; Illustrated by H.K. Browne "Phiz"; 16, 624 Pages, No Half Title/Ads; w5.7"xh8.7"; Rare!!!Great For any Fan of the Famous Author/Classic or Collector.  Great Gift Idea; 1st edition issue points present: "elgble" on page 19 line 6; "chair" on page 209, line 23; "counsinship" on page 275 line 22. Visible stab holes to inner margin in beginning!!!Attributes:A Lovely, sleek marble cover design with leather binding/corners, stamped borders, ornate gold wavy floral binding, marble end pages/page edges, with a lovely frontispiece/Vignette title page, and 38 other Great illustrations by the famous Artist, including all the "Dark Plates", and a Great Classic from the Legendary Author!!!Summary: Bleak House is a novel by Charles Dickens, published in 20 monthly instalments between March 1852 and September 1853. It is held to be one of Dickens's finest novels, containing one of the most vast, complex and engaging arrays of minor characters and sub-plots in his entire canon. The story is told partly by the novel's heroine, Esther Summerson, and partly by a mostly omniscient narrator. Memorable characters include the beautiful and haughty Lady Honoria Dedlock, holding a dark secret buried in her breast, the menacing lawyer Tulkinghorn, the friendly but reflective and realistic John Jarndyce, and the childish and disingenuous Harold Skimpole, as well as the happy-go-lucky but imprudent Richard Carstone. Background:Charles John Huffam Dickens (7 February 1812 ?" 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's most memorable fictional characters and is generally regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian period.During his life, his works enjoyed unprecedented fame, and by the twentieth century his literary genius was broadly acknowledged by critics and scholars. His novels and short stories continue to be widely popular.Hablot Knight Browne (12 July 1815 ?" 8 July 1882) was an English artist, famous as Phiz, illustrator of books by Charles Dickens, Charles Lever and Harrison Ainsworth.Condition:Condition is Good/Very Good.  Some wear to edges, bookplate, marks to leather, spine gold a little dulled, some usual blemishing to plates/frontispiece, text pages are very good, hinges/text block are very good for over 160 years old!!!

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      - El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha. Nueva edición ilustrada con las notas de Pellicer, y adornada con láminas finas bajo la dirección de Don Francisco Bonosio Piferrer.- Madrid, En la Casa del Editor, Imprenta de José Repulles, 1853-1854; 4 partes en dos tomos en 8º mayor holandesa, planos deslucidos, 1º parte, frontis, portada, XX- 274 pp. 10 láminas. 2ª parte, frontis, portada, 290 pp. 5 láminas. 3ª parte, frontis, portada, VII- 348 pp. 1h. 6 láminas. 4ª parte, frontis, portada, 306 pp. 8 láminas. Algunas manchas y anotaciones a tinta de época. En total 33 láminas (29 láminas y 4 frontis) Palau: 52093 Las láminas inspiradas en las de Madrid, Sancha 1797, son dibujadas por Navarro, Ximeno, Monnet y hermanos Camarón y grabadas por Moreno Texada y P. Duflos.

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        Bleak House (With illustrations by Hablot K. Browne,

      London, Bradbury & Evans, 1853 - 624 Seiten Das Buch befindet sich in einem optisch, als auch zustandsmäßig guten und sauberen Zustand. Der Einband ist am Rand leicht berieben, nicht übermäßig. Optisch toll erhalten. Die Schnittkanten sind glatt, sauber und ohne nennenswerte Schäden. Seiten komplett sauber, ohne Eintragungen. Einziger Mangel: Seiten am Rand stark verfärbt, gebräunt, ergraut. Einige Seite leicht stockfleckig. Insgesamt toller Zustand. Rik162895Wi Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1100 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Map of Central America, with the Adjacent parts of North & South America, and the West Indies. Shewing the Lines of Communication Between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Proposed and in Progress. [with] Topographical Map of a Portion of the Isthmus of Darien in Site of Proposed Inter-Oceanic Navigation, August, 1852

      London: Saunders & Stanford, [c.1853].. Two maps folding between early blue ribbed cloth covers, gilt lettered to the spine, the first map 46 x 63 cm, the second 36 x 50 cm, both with original hand colouring and mounted on linen, manuscript titles on the folded end sections, one side with the letterpress accession bookplate of the Adelphi Club of London indicating the maps' donation by a Dr. Black in January, 1869, the club's oval stamp repeated to the several of the panels of the linen verso. The spine of the covers neatly repaired, else very good. For centuries the burgeoning global trade had prompted investigations into the practicalities of a route over land or by water across the Isthmus of Panama, the shortest land bridge between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Gisborne had undertaken various large civil engineering projects in Great Britain and Ireland in the 1840s and was commissioned to travel to Panama to look into the feasibility of building a ship canal in the early 1850s. Though this expedition met with little success, he was able to produce a book - "The Isthmus of Darien in 1852..." - and these maps. He took part in a better prepared and supported expedition in 1854 and the conclusion of those researches deemed that the construction of a navigable canal was entirely impractical. The building of the Panama Railway was completed soon after and in the 1880s the French - emboldened by the success of their construction of the Suez Canal - endeavoured to resurrect the concept of the ship canal. Beset by the sheer physical hardship of building such a monumental work in such an inhospitable environment the French enterprise failed. The work was subsequently completed by the U.S. in the early 20th century and the Panama Canal finally opened in 1914.

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      Boston: Ticknor, Reed and Fields 1853., 1853. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. Slim octavo, pp.160. text printed in two columns. Elegantly bound in period-style half speckled brown calf with red and green labels, gilt decoration to raised bands, marbled sides. Bound without ads or half-title, cheap paper suffers from ievitably browning and spotting; externally fine. Evidently a rather scarce first printing in an attractive recent leather binding.

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        Bleak House

      London: Bradbury and Evans 1853 - Illustrated with 40 plates by Hablot K. Browne ("Phiz"), including 10 "dark plates." First edition, first printing, bound from the publisher's parts. Finely bound in three-quarter dark green polished calf and green marbled boards, with five raised bands to the spine, contrasting black title label lettered in gilt to the spine, ruled in blind and gilt, teal marbled endpapers. Very good or better, with rubbing to the boards and corners, tiny split to the rear hinge at the spine tail, spine lightly starting inside the covers but secure, otherwise sturdy binding, former owner's book plate to the front pastedown, bright plates lacking the usual toning and spotting, a few minor spots to the endpapers and scattered throughout the otherwise fresh text. Overall, a bright and attractive copy in a lovely binding. Smith I 10. Similar to most of Dickens' works, Bleak House, his ninth novel, was originally published serially in nineteen monthly installments in a total of twenty parts (one double issue) from March 1852 - September 1853. Often regarded as one of Dickens' finest novels, Bleak House follows the long-running Court of Chancey case Jarndyce v. Jarndyce, a complicated lawsuit that involves almost every class of English society, and heavily criticizes the moral shortcomings of the British judicial system. With Bleak House, illustrator Browne continued his experimental use of dark plates, of which there are ten - a significant increase from the singular dark plates in his preceding two novels Dombey and Son (1848) and David Copperfield (1850). Additionally, Browne continued the use of horizontal illustrations in Bleak House, another technique he began with Dombey, with almost half of the illustrations being in this layout. A Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Peche Aux Canards Sur Le Rhin - Duck Fishing On The Rhine - Entenfang Am Rhein.'.

      - altkolorierte Lithographie v. E. Guérard gedr. B. de Jacomme in Paris aus Les Touristes b. Goupil & Cie in Paris, London, Berlin & New York, dat. 1853, 43,5 x 45,5 Dekorative Darstellung einer Touristengruppe am Rheinufer an einem Bootssteg; im Vgr. Junge beim Entenfang mittels Faden mit Köder und zwei Frauen im Touristenboot am Ufer festmachend. - Im Hintergrund zwei feiernde Männer. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Travels in Southern Russia, and the Crimea Through Hungary, Wallachia, and Moldavia, During the Year 1837. Vol. 1 and 2

      Publisher John Mitchell, London 1853. FIRST EDITION in English. Illustrated by Raffet and dedicated to H.I.M. Nicholas I emperor of the Russias. Including a large map. Overall very good condition. Writings on the endpapers, light to moderate foxing, pages unequally cut.Count Anatoly or Anatoli (called Anatole) Nikolaievich Demidov, 1st Prince of San Donato. Born in Saint Petersburg or Moscow, he grew up in Paris, where his father was ambassador. In 1837?"38, Demidov organised a scientific expedition of 22 scholars, writers and artists (of which Auguste Raffet and the critic Jules Janinbecame Demidov's friends) to southern Russia and the Crimea, headed up by Frédéric Le Play. The results of the expedition were published as Voyage dans la Russie méridionale et la Crimée (4 vol., 1840?"1842), with 100 original lithographs by Raffet.

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        A History of the Sikhs, from the Origin of the Nation to the Battles of the Sutlej

      London: John Murray, , 1853. Second Edition. With the Author's Last Corrections and Additions. Octavo. Original reddish-brown embossed cloth, title gilt to spine. Map frontispiece, coloured in outline, similar folding map, folding genealogical table. Slightly rubbed and soiled, neatly recased with new cream endpapers, contents a little browned, but a very good copy. First published 1849, this edition with the author's final additions and elucidations. A work described by Khurana as the "high-water mark" of British historiography on the Sikhs, which "won for Sikhism an assured place in the history of mankind". Although a critical and popular success, this book was to be the cause of the premature end to a highly successful military career. Cunningham passed through Addiscombe and Chatham attracting high praise at both establishments, passing out of the former with the prize for mathematics and the sword for good conduct. On reaching India he was appointed to the staff of General Macleod, then chief engineer in the Bengal presidency. In 1837 he became assistant to Sir Claud Wade, political agent on the Sikh frontier, a position he continued to hold under Wade's successors, G. Russell Clark and Colonel Richmond. During his time in the area he developed a profound knowledge of the manners and customs of the Sikh people which placed him in great demand at the time of the outbreak of the First Sikh War. He served on the staff of Napier, Gough and finally Sir Harry Smith, seeing action at Buddawal and Aliwal. When Smith joined the main army he was attached to the staff of Sir Henry Hardinge, to whom he acted as an additional aide-de-camp at the battle of Sobraon. For his services he was promoted to captain by brevet in December 1845, and at the conclusion of the war appointed by Hardinge to the lucrative position of political agent to Bhopal. In the comparative leisure afforded by this posting he had time to write the present history which assured his name as a historian, but led to his fall from grace with his superiors. His assertion that Lal Singh and Tej Singh had been bribed during the First Sikh War was challenged by Hardinge and Sir Henry Lawrence and in 1850 Cunningham was removed from his agency and returned to regimental duty. Within a year he had died at Umballa aged only 39. The present edition contains an introductory advertisement by his brother Peter, who saw the edition through the press, which contains what could be seen as a fitting epitaph for the author; "The author fell victim to the truth related in this book. He wrote History in advance of his time, and suffered for it; but posterity will, I feel assured, do justice to his memory".

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        Bleak House (In the original 20 Parts in 19)

      Bradbury and Evans 1853 - First Editions, First Printings in the ORIGINAL MONTHLY PARTS. A beautiful complete set with ALL the ads present, including the scarce "Village Pastor" booklet in part 15, conforming to Hatton and Cleaver Dickens bibliography. All the wrappers are ORIGINAL with some repair. The pages are clean with previous ownership signature to front wrapper of final part. Overall, a superb set housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        A natural history of the nests and eggs of British birds - Complete in 3 volumes

      London : Groombridge and Sons, Paternoster Row M DCCC LIII-M DCCC LVI [1853-6] - Other titles; Spine title: Morris' Nests and eggs of British birds. Morris' Nests and eggs of British birds. Nests and eggs of British birds. Physical description; 3 v. Physical description3v.,CCXXXII [i.e.223] plates (col.) ; 8vo.NotesThe title page to vol.1 states: with seventy-six coloured plates, the actual plates are numbered I-LXXXIII, but there are only 76; plate numbers XI,XL,LV,LVI,LX and LIX are not used; the title page to vol.2 states: with seventy-six coloured plates, the actual plates are numbered LXXXIV-CLXI, but there are only 76, plate numbers XCIV and CXIX are not used. With an index to the whole in vol. III. A Fourth edition appeared in 1896. Subjects; Birds - Eggs. Birds - Great Britain. Birds - Nests - Great Britain. Very good copies all in the original gilt-blocked, elaborately blind-tooled greencloth. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed and dust-toned as with age. Remains quite a well-preserved set overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. 5 Kg. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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